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3 years, round 2


Happy birthday, sweet guy!

You recently turned 3 years old, and I can’t actually believe how almost instantly you have grown into a young boy. Last year, there was still so much baby in you. Chubby cheeks and babbling, non-sensical sentences. Now you are tall and thin (besides, much to mama’s relief, that adorable pot belly […]

5 years


Happy 5th birthday, sweet girl! Wow, I can’t believe the day you have looked forward to for so long has arrived. Last week you celebrated 5 years — the age in your mind that officially moved you into the “big kids” club. And the age in your mama’s mind that officially moved you farther away […]

2009: Year in Review


Yes, I know. We are already well into 2010 and I’m still reflecting back on last year. But really, I find that this time of year — the whole end of December and most of January — puts me in a very contemplative and reflexive mood. And this year it has taken me a little […]

2008: Year in Review


This list of questions has been going around the web for a few years. And each year that I’ve see the list, I have wanted to sit down and fill in my answers. But alas, life, you know. But this year life is crazier than ever, which instead of making me run screaming from my […]

The belly. It grows.


I’ve not been super great about keeping the internets abreast of this most recent of pregnancies in our household. One reason is because, well, who has time to remember all the intricacies of each exciting and foreign kick, each bout of horrible heartburn, each stolen moment in the day to quickly reflect on how much […]

Happy Things


Today I am happy for many reasons. After a very busy week, I am at home on a lazy Saturday with nothing planned. I’m short on words today, but since starting my 2008 Picture a Day project, what I do have is lots of photos to sum up exactly what’s making me smile today:
Good friends:

Good […]

Breakfast and Little Piggies


I love the morning light in our dining room. I love the way Sophia sits on her feet to reach her breakfast (she has insisted on sitting at the big table with us–not in her high chair–since we moved in this summer). I love her golden hair in the sun. And I love that […]

Being delighted


Well we’re officially into January and well into 2008, and I’ve had some time to really be contemplative about where I’m at right now, where I was in 2007, and how life is going to change in the coming year. I mean, whoa–we’re adding a whole new member to our family this year!
It’s true that […]